Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition to showcase semi-finalists’ ideas during June 1 virtual event

FORT WAYNE, IND. – MAY 21, 2020 – Semi-finalists of the Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition, created in collaboration with Parkview Health and MATTER, will showcase their ideas to reduce infant mortality rates during a June 1 virtual event. 

Launched in February, the competition challenged innovators to submit product, software or program solutions with the promise and potential of reducing the rates of infant mortality. Entries were submitted by 57 teams from 14 different states and six different countries. 

“We were thrilled to receive an array of entries from innovators around the world,” said Ethel Massing, innovation specialist, Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, and president of the Indiana chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. “Though the pandemic remains a priority for innovators, including our team at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, infant mortality will remain a key indicator in community health. Now more than ever, we want to help find ideas to support the health of moms and babies everywhere.”

On June 1, one winner and up to four other semi-finalists teams will be selected to participate in a three-month virtual accelerator program, where they will continue to build and test their solution with leaders from Parkview Health, MATTER and Indiana Management Performance Hub. 

On Sept. 17, finalist teams will pitch their final solutions to a community of healthcare professionals, Parkview leaders and outside investors for potential pilot opportunities and funding. All teams who participate in the final pitch day will receive a one-year global membership at MATTER. 

The June 1 virtual event is free, with the public awards presentation starting at 3:30 p.m. To register for the free virtual event or read more about the 10 semi-finalists of the Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition, visit Parkview.com/innovation2020.